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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iraq border; tremors felt in UAE

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Death toll rises to 164 people death toll after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, near the border with Iran.

Hundreds of people also sustained major injuries during the massive earthquake which was felt as far as the UAE.

What we know so far
The head of the Irani Kermanshah’s emergency department reported at least 93 people killed in Iran and 1,000 others injured.

In Iraq at least 6 people are dead and more than 500 injured, according to the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre of the Kurdish government.

As per the US Geological Survey, up to 70.4 million people would have felt Sunday’s earthquake, including 239,000 who may have experience “very strong” to “severe” shaking.

At least eight villages, while thousands of people are thought to be without power in Iraq.

Many residents in the Iraqi capital Baghdad rushed out of houses and tall buildings in panic.

Tremors felt in the UAE

Residents, including some Filipinos, took to social media in the aftermath of the quake felt across the country.

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